Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 5th, 2005
According to recent research from Australia, "Acute epiglottitis due to infection with Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is much less common in children following the introduction of Hib vaccination; however, adult epiglottitis cases have not decreased. In addition, epiglottitis hospitalizations are consistently more numerous than notifications and the reason for this is not clear. To more accurately describe the clinical, etiological, and epidemiological features of epiglottitis and to ascertain the...
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